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Can’t I Just Agree To My Spouse’s Terms, Then Discharge Spousal Maintenance In A Brooklyn Bankruptcy Filing?

No, it’s a terrible idea to agree to a bad settlement offer with the idea that you can just wipe it all away with a bankruptcy filing later.

First, spousal maintenance is not a dischargeable debt, so you’ll be under that court order regardless of bankruptcy.

Second, if you intend to file for bankruptcy following the divorce, you and your attorneys may have additional leverage to negotiate for particular assets, knowing that debts you agree to take away in the settlement may be subject to discharge through Chapter 13 later.

Never agree to a bad contract just to get something over with.

You always have options, and the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand them.

Call 718-725-9601 today for a free consultation with experienced Brooklyn divorce attorneys.

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